Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark
(Key News Thrillers)

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“[Clark] deftly combines the clue-searching and puzzle-solving fun of mysteries with the action-packed, emotion-driven narrative thrust of thrillers.”

Pittsburgh Tribune Review


“One of Clark’s—and the genre’s—best.”

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A very suspicious death and a sprawling mansion with secrets and puzzles built into the very architecture are among the elements that make Dying for Mercy an unputdownable mystery. The third riveting thriller from New York Times bestselling Mary Jane Clark to feature Eliza Blake and her KEY News television colleagues, Dying for Mercy combines the gripping suspense of Faye Kellerman with the kind of brilliant twists, turns, and surprises that would make Agatha Christie proud. Mary Jane Clark is a member of the same writing family as fellow suspense superstars Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark, and this superior puzzler puts her at the very top of the family tree.


About Mary Jane Clark

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Mary Jane Clark worked at CBS News for nearly three decades. Her twelve KEY News media thrillers were inspired by that experience. Envisioning the Piper Donovan/wedding-cake mystery series, Mary Jane enrolled in cake-decorating classes and researched unique wedding locations. The daughter of an FBI agent and a mother who customized cakes for the neighborhood kids when she was growing up, Mary Jane has two grown children and splits her time between New Jersey and Florida. Currently, she is concocting her next novel.
Published July 16, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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A penitential suicide opens the door to wholesale homicide in an exclusive suburban enclave.

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At the start of bestseller Clark's smooth third Eliza Blake puzzler (after It Only Takes a Moment ), the KEY to America T

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Eliza Blake is the host of the morning television show.

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Innis has a private conversation with Eliza where he tells her that he knows she “will do what needs to be done”.

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Innis, always a lover of puzzles, had, however, left clues hidden throughout the house and grounds for someone to find.When Eliza and her news team start looking through pictures that had been taken at the estate, they notice mysterious markings and numbers on objects and in various places.

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The giant "puzzle" house not only is filled with secrets but it also holds important clues to why this pricey estate is becoming a killing ground.

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